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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. | January 4th, 2006 — OQO today announces the Tablet Edition of its newest ultra mobile computer, the OQO model 01+. Now the smallest and most portable PC available running Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, the OQO model 01+ Tablet Edition […]

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. | January 4th, 2006 — OQO today announces the Tablet Edition of its newest ultra mobile computer, the OQO model 01+. Now the smallest and most portable PC available running Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, the OQO model 01+ Tablet Edition is the size of a handheld and as powerful as a full-size notebook computer. Ideal for mobile professionals, sales and service professionals, and healthcare workers, among others, the OQO model 01+ Tablet Edition is a complete mobile computing tool with touch screen capabilities.

“The OQO model 01+ tablet edition sustains our vision of providing complete Windows XP functionality in a truly pocketable form factor,” said Jory Bell, OQO’s CEO. “Now users can choose between the OQO’s integrated thumb keyboard with trakstik navigation or simply slide out the 01+ digital pen to access XP tablet’s advanced handwriting recognition, E-ink and navigation.”

“We strive to provide Tablet PC users with a variety of form factors that they can take with them on the go,” said Chris Barry, group product manager of Tablet PC at Microsoft Corp. “We’re pleased that OQO has built their transportable 01+ on Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.”

“There has been a strong demand for the tablet version on products like OQO’s uPC,” said Tim Bajarin, Creative Strategies. “This new product should go a long way towards meeting market demand.”

OQO model 01+ Tablet edition features include:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 software
  • Intuitive touch screen capabilities
  • 1GHz processor
  • 30GB hard drive (shock-mounted)
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4.9″ x 3.4″ x .9″
  • 14 ounces
  • 800 x 480 W-VGA 5″ display (indoor/outdoor readable)
  • 3D accelerated graphics with 8MB video RAM
  • QWERTY thumb keyboard with mouse buttons and TrackStik®
  • WiFi®
  • Bluetooth®
  • USB 2.0
  • FireWire® (1394)
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
  • Microphone
  • Pen-based digitizer
  • NEW support for screen rotation
  • NEW support for network boot (PXE)
  • Removable lithium polymer battery
  • Battery life up to three hours, depending on usage

Included accessories:

  • Universal power supply with auto and air adapter
  • Desktop stand
  • Digital pen
  • Carrying sleeve
  • Docking cable with following ports:
  • 3D accelerated 1280 x 1024 VGA video output
  • Additional USB 2.0
  • Additional FireWire (1394)
  • Ethernet (100/10)
  • DC power
  • Audio out

Additional accessories (sold separately):

  • VGA adapter
  • Battery charging adapter
  • Stronghold metal case
  • Belt clip case
  • Extended battery

Pricing and availability

The OQO model 01+ Tablet Edition is now available for $2099 and can be purchased in the United States from the OQO store at oqo.com/store, or by calling OQO sales at 877.676.6688. International customers can purchase through authorized international reseller eXpansys at expansys.com. The original model 01 remains available with prices starting at $1299

  1. I suspect that OQO have just priced themselves out of the market. How can they justify a $900 price increase just for installing the Tablet OS, particularly when they are still using the Transmeta processor?

    Even as gadget addicted as I am I can easily resist the ‘temptation’. Besides, the DualCor cPC looks like a far more valuable device at only $1,500.

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  2. Looking at the website, adding Tablet OS to the 01+ is only $100 which is reasonable.

    The other $800 is for an extra 10GB on the hard drive and an extra 256MB or RAM. Which I think is an outrageous sum…. unless the $1299 for the old model is a fire sale to clear stocks.

    I would love a OQO type device, but would prefer a slightly larger display – say 8″ XGA.

    PJE

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  3. The original OQO model 01 was $1899/1999 depending on OS version. When they introduced the model 01+ (at the same price) they reduced the price of the 01 a couple of times. It must be a fire sale because their site indicates that there is only one config of the 01 that is still available, the rest are sold out.

    I’ve used both, the performance is way, way better on the 01+ than the 01. I wouldn’t buy an O1, it’s pretty slow. The 01+ is fast. I assume this is due to the extra memory.

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  4. ı live in turkey,how can ı buy OQO MODEL O1 ?PLEASE HELP ME,İT İS BEAUTİFUL MACHİNE,THANKS…

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